In Their Own Words will be a regular feature here and it debuts this week with Administrative Secretary Debbie Bruns. Debbie began at BGSU in 1981 in the bursar's office before moving to athletics in 1989. She's been here ever since and is a great resource in the department.
Here we are nearing the end of another academic year in the life of BGSU students. This time of year is always bittersweet, as we have to say goodbye to some pretty incredible graduates. Some of them have worked within the athletics department for the duration of their time at school - as interns, student employees, and graduate students, but they all bring with them their own special traits and personalities. This is probably the most difficult time during the year for me, when we have to say some goodbyes, and send these bright young men and women on their way to begin a new chapter of their lives.
I work with our athletics director as his administrative secretary, and what is nice about that – it places me in a position where I come in contact with many of these students, some on a daily basis. You can feel good about the type of men and women that are stepping out into the world these days. They never cease to amaze me with their loyalty, dedication, morals, and yes…even their sense of humor. Rest assured, BGSU is graduating some pretty remarkable young adults.
Now it’s time to say those goodbyes, wish them success in all their endeavors, and hope they come back to visit us in the future. I’m sure we will have a new batch of eager students ready to step into the roles of our outgoing graduates. And, next year at this time, we’ll have another bunch of graduates that I’ll shed a tear of happiness for as they make their way out the doors of BGSU into a bright new world of possibilities.
-- Written by Debbie Bruns